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Rosneft started drilling on Black sea shelf
According to him, the resource base in the area of the Black sea shelf can be up to 600 million tons of oil and 100 billion cubic meters of gas, informs "Interfax".

Reminiscent of the colossal project, drilling on the continental shelf of the Black sea "Rosneft" realises together with the Italian Eni. Last week the semi-submersible floating drilling rig (rig) Scarabeo 9 came to the point of drilling off the coast of the Krasnodar territory.

According to the agreement on the development of the area with Rosneft, signed in 2012, Italy's Eni pays full exploration. In the draft the Italians hold 33%, the rest belongs to "Rosneft". According to the Russian company, the area may contain 1.36 billion tons of conditional fuel. However, to confirm their presence can only be exploratory drilling.

The project to develop the West black sea area is one of two projects that Rosneft had planned to carry out in the Russian part of the Black sea. The study of the Tuapse deflection in conjunction with the American ExxonMobil had to be postponed because of the sanctions. However, working with the Italian Eni continued.
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